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Real Estate Signs & Directionals

Hello All,

I feel the need to discuss the subject of the missing signs. It appears that we have a sign bandit here in New Jersey. I am embarrassed to say I believe that we have agents & sellers here steeling each others signs. How pathetic is that? As if business wasn't bad enough for all of us. Why don't those of you who have the time to do such things, put more effort into working on marketing your own listing and perhaps you won't have such envy.


JodiAnn Garone

Cell 732-221-9331



 33 West Main Street, Holmdel, NJ 07733
 Phone 732-444-6555 x 127  Fax 732-444-6646


Comment balloon 5 commentsJodiAnn Garone • October 16 2010 04:40PM


Our sign bandits are the county and localities - many of our localities don't allow directional signs along the roads, at corners, etc.  Some of our counties will fine us for using directional signs.  Good luck with your sign bandit.

Posted by Rita Gibbons, The Gibbons Group (MacDoc Realty LLC) about 8 years ago

Somehow, I doubt that the sign bandits will be reading your post.  Although some may be real estate agents, most are probably either kids looking for trouble or adults planning a garage sale.  It happens everywhere and is just another cost of doing business.  Sign disappearance has some benefits: your signs will always look clean and new, and you don't have to pick them up when the listing sells or the open house is over.

Posted by Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about. about 8 years ago

We don't have agents taking each others signs (that I'm aware of), but the sign bandit did took one of mine last week.  I suspect it was neighborhood kids but who knows?

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) about 8 years ago

Thank you all for your comments. We do have rules in some towns about signs but I find it unlikey that they are out at nights & weekends collecting them lol. Sad to say that I work for a new office in the area and some of the old timers are not happy with us taking their market share. Lastly I do agree about the kids but they normally just take them down or throw them in the streets. At least that way I could pick them up :)

Posted by JodiAnn Garone, Bringing you Home! (Century 21 Action Plus Realty) about 8 years ago

I would hope other real estate professionals would not do such a thing, but based on some other disturbing behaviors I've witnessed by other so called professionals in my area recently it sadly wouldn't surprise me.  

Posted by Hillary Kinnison (Keller Williams Coastal Realty) about 8 years ago